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Pratt Society Events

Members of the Pratt Society are invited to join a series of events that includes special receptions and private dinners or desserts with notable speakers and authors, town halls with the Library's CEO, and more.

Past events have included evenings with speakers like Colson Whitehead, Jon Meacham, Dan Rather, and Senator Barbara A. Mikulski.

We are working on our Spring 2024 schedule. Check back soon for more spring events!

Pratt Society event - book signing with James Mc Bride
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Pratt Society event photo - Jemele Hill and Mayor Brandon Scott
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Upcoming Events


Mr. Pratt Presents

Saturday, April 13 at 6 pm

Sponsorships are available for the library’s annual gala, Mr. Pratt Presents. Please contact Chris Lewis at clewis@prattlibrary.org for more information.


Pratt Society Reception with Erik Larson

Thursday, May 2 at 6 pm

Join us for a Pratt Society reception with a best-selling author Erik Larson. Mr. Larson will be presenting his new book The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War at the 7 pm public program. Invitations for this event will be mailed and emailed to Pratt Society members in March. Please contact prattsociety@prattlibrary.org with questions.


President’s Circle Dinner with Ali Velshi

Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 pm

Members of the President’s Circle will be invited to a dinner with award-winning journalist and author Ali Velshi. Mr. Velshi will be presenting his new book Small Acts of Courage: A Legacy of Endurance and the Fight For Democracy at the 7 pm public program. Invitations for this event will be mailed and emailed to President’s Circle donors in March. Please contact prattsociety@prattlibrary.org with questions.


For more information about Pratt Society events or to make a gift to the Library, contact Chris Lewis, Individual and Corporate Giving Manager. Chris may be reached at (410) 396-5275 or clewis@prattlibrary.org.